The Mark of Ran by Paul Kearney

The Mark of Ran by Paul Kearney

I went into this with high hopes, but was ultimately disappointed. While I did finish The Mark of Ran, I have no desire to jump into book two....

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Cugel's Saga by Jack Vance

Cugel's Saga by Jack Vance

The ongoing adventures of Cugel the Clever continue in the third novel in the Dying Earth series. Will Cugel once more attempt to gain greatness with the least expenditure possible? It wouldn't be called Cugel's Saga if he didn't....

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Medieval Siege Warfare by Christopher Gravett

Medieval Siege Warfare by Christopher Gravett

A good, high-level overview of the different aspects of a siege. I don't know that you'd be able to go off and write a thesis on the subject based on this work alone, but it's thorough enough to satisfy the layman....

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The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien

Step into the wayback machine; this tale takes place long before The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings, when the First Dark Lord, Morgoth, sought dominion over all of Middle-Earth. It's an easier read than some of the other scholarly works of Tolkien and a much more enjoyable read as a result....

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